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Pair of Riverside Towers Approved in Rochester, MN

Bloom International Realty plans to develop a pair of residential towers totaling one million square feet along the Zumbro River in Rochester, MN. The $180-million Bloom Riverfront Towers are proposed for a 22-story tower with 215 senior living units, and a 26-story tower with 181 hotel rooms and 132 condos.

The Rochester City Council unanimously approved the project, and the developer now must acquire the property from the city, which owns the west bank site between Second and Fourth streets south. Pittsburgh-based AE7 is planning the project on behalf of the United Arab Emirates-based developer.

The development includes 30,000 square feet of contemporary restaurants and nightlife, as well as 7,000 square feet of retail. The towers would be connected via a skyway and sit on top of a podium. A boardwalk would create a pedestrian-friendly environment and activate the river’s edge.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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